About the Archives

Acquiring, preserving, and making available Vancouver's historical records

The City of Vancouver Archives preserves a variety of municipal government and private sector records that document our city's heritage.

Using the archives

Research online

  • Search our database.
  • View digital records online.

Research in person at the Archives

  • Research in the Reading Room.
  • Access the materials from the stacks.

Make a lasting contribution to our city's history

Donating records to the Archives

The City of Vancouver has been acquiring and preserving historical records since 1933. We collect both civic, government records, and records from businesses, individuals, and organizations in the private sector.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:

Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

More ways to contact us

We're here, on the edge of English Bay

Come visit

1150 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC
V6J 3J9


Open Monday to Friday
Closed weekends & holidays

Reading Room
9:00am to 5:00pm

Staff assistance
10:00am to 4:45pm

Online search
Available always

Donating records to the Archives